From time to time, one of our contributors will recommend an artist/band they think deserves  your attention. No record labels, PR companies, bands or band’s management will ever have made these recommendations. It is simply one music fan putting their taste on the line in the hope of sharing good music. The questions are intended to give just a basic introduction to possibly your new favourite artist/band.

So without further ado, let’s crack on with another introduction, in which Silent Radio’s Peter Rea recommends Exploded View for your audible delectation.

Exploded View

Exploded View

Who are ya?
I’m fine thank you

Where are you from?
Oh kome on

(Annika is based in Berlin and the rest of the band are based in Mexico city)

How long have you been doing what you’re doing now?
Amon: Like three months I would say.
Martin and Hugo: My whole life

● Is being a musician your full time job?


● Are there any obvious influences in your music?


● Are there any not so obvious influences in your music?

Dinah Washington and the Secret Seal

Any musical Guilty Pleasures? Come on you can share, we’re all friends here!

Martin: Sade and come on Annika we know it’s Coldplay
Amon: Coffee and TV
Hugo: None

Apart from yourself of course, what other band/artist would you recommend our readers check out?

Hugo: El Shirota
Martin: Lawrence Arabia, Eerie Wanda
Annika: Mary Ocher

Tell us about the defining moment when you thought ‘Fuck, yes I want to be a musician!’

Martin: When I was 3 yrs old and heard ‘Come Together’ for the first time…
Amon: When my mind explanded
Annika: When the recession happened
Hugo: Seeing Laurie Anderson’s ‘Oh Superman’ video in complete darkness.

Does what go on, on tour, stay on tour?

Hugo: Yeah of course (Hugo laughs) Oh I hope so right….

What’s your most favourite gig (as a gig goer)?

Martin: Devo (To Annika – “well of course Coldplay”)
Annika: PJ Harvey
Hugo: Patti Smith
Amon: Caetano Veloso

Who, in your wildest dreams would you like to collaborate with/be produced by?

Hugo and Martin: Joe Meek
Amon: Brian Eno

Best place for people to find out what you are up to?

TwitterInstagram  and Facebook

Anything to declare?

Martin: My political views are suppressed in this band (through sulking lips)

Transcribed by: Annika

Peter Rea

I like to go see fresh new music at Manchester's superb selection of smaller venues, and then share my enthusiasm.